Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling
Princeton University Press, 2 jan. 2012 - 384 sidor
Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one "grows" the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents: heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors, represented as mathematical or software objects. After elaborating this notion of generative explanation in a pair of overarching foundational chapters, Epstein illustrates it with examples chosen from such far-flung fields as archaeology, civil conflict, the evolution of norms, epidemiology, retirement economics, spatial games, and organizational adaptation. In elegant chapter preludes, he explains how these widely diverse modeling studies support his sweeping case for generative explanation.
This book represents a powerful consolidation of Epstein's interdisciplinary research activities in the decade since the publication of his and Robert Axtell's landmark volume, Growing Artificial Societies. Beautifully illustrated, Generative Social Science includes a CD that contains animated movies of core model runs, and programs allowing users to easily change assumptions and explore models, making it an invaluable text for courses in modeling at all levels.
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AgentBased Computational Models and Generative Social Science
Confession of a Wandering Bark
Remarks on the Foundations of AgentBased Generative Social Science
NonExplanatory Equilibria An Extremely Simple Game with Mostly Unattainable Fixed Points ...
Large Effect of a Subtle Rule Change
Generating Civilizations The 1050 Project and the Artificial Anasazi Model
Generating Zones of Cooperation in the Prisoners Dilemma Game
Zones of Cooperation in Demographic Prisoners Dilemma
Generating Norm Maps in the Demographic Coordination Game
Generating Thoughtless Conformity to Norms
Learning to be Thoughtless Social Norms and Individual Computation
Generating Patterns of Spontaneous Civil Violence
Modeling Civil Violence An AgentBased Computational Approach
Generating Epidemic Dynamics
Understanding Anasazi Culture Change through AgentBased Modeling
Population Growth and Collapse in a Multiagent Model of the Kayenta Anasazi in Long House Valley ...
The Evolution of Social Behavior in the Prehistoric American Southwest
Generating Patterns in the Timing of Retirement
Coordination in Transient Social Networks An AgentBased Computational Model of the Timing of Retirement ...
Generating Classes without Conquest
The Emergence of Classes in a MultiAgent Bargaining Model
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Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling
Joshua M. Epstein
Begränsad förhandsgranskning - 2006